In 2005, the movement was established because the impoverished, the marginalised and the shack dwellers of South Africa were continuously rejected or left out by the system that had promised to be democratic and free to every citizen of South Africa.
The ANC does not care about poor black people.
A historical tale in which South African miners strike while Herbert Gladstone fiddles.
Today we celebrate Women’s Day, which is held on the anniversary of the Women’s March in 1956 when 20 000 women marched against the “pass laws” which mandated people of colour to carry an internal passport and severely restricted their movement.
We were made poor so that others could be made rich and we are kept poor so that others can remain rich.
Freedom continues its coverage of Abahlali baseMjondolo, a South African movement of shack dwellers who organise land occupations and communes: The attempt by the local ANC – working with the police, private security, the anti-land invasion unit and forces within the prosecuting authority – to destroy the eKhenana Commune has been relentless. The attacks on
Freedom introduces the Abahlali baseMjondolo, a South African movement of shack dwellers who organise land occupations and communes. Here is their statement on their planned 16 Days of Activism. To be in movement means to be in permanent struggle, every day, every week, every year. For us this includes working to build democratic women’s power
Abahlali baseMojondolo write on the solidarity being shown in the face of State and capital’s violence against impoverished South Africans. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic social movements have been in the forefront of building networks of mutual aid and solidarity. In Brazil our comrades in the Landless Workers’ Movement, the MST, have already
Even as police let loose with rubber bullets and beatings against shoppers yesterday in an effort to enforce the new national Covid-19 lockdown, in Durban they were turfing people into the street. The eThekwini municipality evicted residents from the Ekuphumeleleni settlement near Shallcross in Ward 17 on Friday when, at 2pm, nine vehicles linked to
With yet another general election looming in Britain, this extensive treatment of the concept by veteran anarchist activist Lucien van der Walt looks at South Africa’s post-Apartheid experiences under the long governance of the ANC. Originally produced for a debate at Khayelitsha, Cape Town, van der Walt’s speech was recently transcribed and first appeared at